the value of old test and repair equipment

Eric Smith spacewar at
Tue Aug 9 18:07:04 CDT 2016

On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 11:56 PM, tony duell <ard at> wrote:
> Since a Bell modem would cause a lot of problems on an old
> UK phone line,

Why is that? Are the electrical characteristics of the phone line
actually that different from US lines?

I worked for a modem company for a few years, though I mostly was
involved with IP routers. I know homologating our modems for use in
other countries was always a giant pain, but the problems were almost
entirely regulatory hurdles, and not so much that the modem wouldn't
actually work.

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